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New School Year Brings New Faces

By Liz Sullivan The new school ushers not only new students, but also new administrators. In the Diocese of San Jose, there are two new diocesan...

A message from Kathy Almazol, Superintendent of Schools

School is starting! Hurrah! The 2015-16 school year has begun! Welcome to the 40+ new teachers, 5 new administrators and 2 new Assistant Superintendents! The...

Catholic High School Teachers Eager to Dive into Papal Encyclical

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) -- Father Ryan High School theology teacher Brent Fernandez grows a garden at home, raises chickens, and rides his bicycle to...

Cuban Church Officials say they need Pope Francis, ‘Missionary of Mercy’

WASHINGTON -- Ever since Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba was announced, Cuban church officials have billed him as the “missionary of mercy.” And it’s...

Divorced and Remarried are Not Excommunicated, Pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY  -- Catholics who have divorced and are civilly remarried “are not, in fact, excommunicated -- they are not...

August 30, 2015 – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

By Fr. Brendan McGuire Pastor of Holy Spirit Parish in San Jose and a Vicar General of the Diocese of San Jose. Email him at bmcguire@dsj.org.   Nudge...

Prayer for Victims/Survivors of Violence

Violence hits all communities, all income and age groups, and it also tests our faith. We have a responsibility to respond. Please help us...

Engage Your Spirit Through Service To Others

Companions in Ignatian Service and Spirituality is a unique program that engages women and men, retired and semi-retired, who have a desire to serve...

35th Annual Italian Family Festa

The Italian Family Festa, which is celebrating its 35th year, takes place in Guadalupe River Park August 29-30. As is tradition, Mass will be celebrated...

Santa Clara Mission Cemetery & Jesuits; Historical Connections

By Liz Sullivan The Jesuits first traveled to Santa Clara Valley in 1851. Coincidentally that was also the same year that Santa Clara Mission Cemetery...